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Case:NZXT Vulcan
Motherboard:Asus maximus IV gene-z
video card: 2xevga reference 580 gtx

I want to cool two 580ies on sli and also want to keep them as quite as I can get them. I don't want to go water. What's the next best thing? Keep in mind my small case and motherboard. Thank you.
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post #2 of 17
Blasting fans at the intake will be all you can do without water. I mean them cards are going to be sandwiched temps are going to be super UGLY.

I'm not sure if Ive posted on your setup before, about going for a 590 instead...
Edited by andrewmchugh - 8/12/11 at 6:07pm
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Check this thread http://www.overclock.net/nvidia-cool...ler-620-a.html

It is going water but without all the troubles... I have my tri SLI setup with this method.
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Will it work for a 590? ^^^ and an antec kuhler 920?
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http://www.overclock.net/air-cooling...g-warning.html

refer to here

I use a positive pressure/intake setup to cool my dual 580's
whether it's gaming, folding or benching (on auto fan) I cannot hear my 580's over my case fans
2 slots apart, reference design, stock cooling
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Will it work for a 590? ^^^ and an antec kuhler 920?
You would need two Kuhlers with a 590...
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post #7 of 17
1. Turn up the front intake fan of your case
2. Replace stock Thermal paste of each card with the Shin-Etsu X23-7783D Silicone Thermal Compound or the indigo extreme.
3. Buy a high Flow Bracket for each card,the will evacuate alot faster heat,reducing heat accumulation.
4. Buy a back plate for the card,the function of this back plate is to absorb heat from the Fermi chip. Which will reduce the rate in which the temps rises.

This is the best you can do. you will see fair results if you do these combined.
Edited by Eduardv - 8/14/11 at 10:30am
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Artic Cooling Accelero Xtreme

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Artic Cooling Accelero Xtreme

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No.

He needs to cool TWO 580s on a board with sandwich SLI spacing, so triple slot coolers are impossible.
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No.

He needs to cool TWO 580s on a board with sandwich SLI spacing, so triple slot coolers are impossible.
Oh well sorry I was just trying to help.
     
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